Every week I will pay tribute to one of my favorite things about South Africa, starting with proteas.
I must admit I have a minor obsession with these blooms. I love how they are so resilient in harsh climates, yet still look beautiful. I love that they have common names like "sugarbush" (suikerbos in Afrikaans) and that the Victorians gave them the symbolic meaning of courage.
And I love how they are inspiring creativity among local crafters and artists:
King protea cushion covers by Jezze Prints
Homeware by Tamarillo Ceramics
Wooden wall hanging by Bamboom
Origami proteas by the Shaw Sisters
Fabric design by Handmade by Me